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Travel to the Himalaya

To Travel is to Awaken

Travel slow, experience authentic culture, immerse yourself in the Himalayan wilderness and soak in the warmth of our people. We offer you rich and eco-friendly trek-n-travel adventures in the Himalayas.


Our team

Stephan Marchal, founder of Himalayan Ecotourism, has been working with the local communities in India for about 20 years. A cooperative of 65 members, established by the natives of the Tirthan Valley and Stephan, organizes the treks in the GHNP area. HET has partnered with multiple local organizations to provide you with a surreal time in the mountains.


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Our destinations

Discover the Tirthan Valley, Great Himalayan National Park, Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Tibet and other offbeat Himalayan destinations with us. Join us for travel, treks, spiritual journeys, adventures, one-day hikes or volunteering.


Responsible tourism

Travel to us goes beyond means. We travel with you, in a way that is respectful to the local community and the environment. Our social enterprise model works on uplifting the families through women empowerment, education programmes and reforestation drives. We offset your travel carbon emissions by planting trees and are proud to be contributing towards sustainability in the Himalayas.


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Treks and travels


Great Himalayan National Park

Great Himalayan National Park

Come and trek in one of the most pristine Himalayan Park

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Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti

Ladakh and Zanskar

Explore the little Tibet of India in the best and safest way

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Spiti valley

Spiti valley

A hidden jewel in the Western Himalayas

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Tirthan valley

Tirthan valley

Ideal heaven to escape the heat of the plains of India.

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Our work for sustainable development in the Himalayas


Targeting conservation


Our cooperative model

Our cooperative model

Working as a social enterprise with conservation as a goal.

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Himalayan Ecotourism federation

How do we create a bigger impact by associating with other organizations ?

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Women empowerment in the Himalayas

Women empowerment

We love seeing women getting emancipated and taking responsibility for a sustainable development.

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Education program in the himalayas

Education program

Preparing the local kids so that they can bring a positive change tomorrow.

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Regeneration of the himalayan forest


Reforestation program in the Himalayas

Reforestation program

Reversing the degradation processes by regenerating barren mountains near the GHNP.

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Offset you carbon emissions

Offset you carbon emissions

Become a zero carbon citizen by allowing us to plant trees for you

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Himalayan Ecotourism videos

Video practical info about treks in the GHNP

Trekking in the GHNP

All you need to know for planning your trek in the GHNP with us

Offset your carbon emissions

Offset your carbon emissions

Himalayan Ecotourism allows you to offset you carbon emissions by reforesting in the Himalayas. This regenerates the local ecosystems and helps the local community.

Video about women empowerment in the Tirthan valley

Women empowerment

Video about our women empowerment program in the Tirthan valley

Trek in the Great Himalayan National Park

Trek the GHNP with Janisha

The awesome story of a little girl trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park.

Our documentary to create a community movement against forest fires

To wake, Buddhi

Our documentary to create a community movement against forest fires

Himalayas, mountains of the Gods

Himalayas, mountains of the Gods

Come with us for a spiritual adventure. Meet the Gods of the Himalayas !





Other initiatives of Himalayan Ecotourism

Our tree plantation project by our cooperative members

Plant trees with us

Donate to our crowdfunding campaign to reforest barren lands in the Himalayas.

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Educating the school kids about issues related to the intentional forest fires

Stop Forest Fires

Educating the school kids about issues related to the intentional forest fires

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Video about the work of Himalayan Ecotourism

We are a social enterprise

Some of the work undertaken by Himalayan Ecotourism in the GHNP

Symbioz, an initiative of Himalayan Ecotourism

Nature therapy

Healing physically or mentally-challenged persons with forest bathing !

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Recognition of Himalayan Ecotourism

Himalayan Ecotourism Awards

Our awards

Himalayan Ecotourism is the Overall Winner of the Indian Responsible Tourism Award 2019. We are also the Gold winner in the Best Adventure Operator category.
On the international scene, we have been declared winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award 2019 by Skal International and Biosphere.
Our cooperative-based model of social enterprise and our efforts to protect the Himalayas are the main reasons for winning these awards.
Thank you to all our cooperative members, our customers, our friends and well-wishers !